She is heading new modelling agency HAUS Models, which is described as a far-cry from traditional modelling agencies.
“HAUS models are hand-picked for their style and philosophy,” says Andrea. “We will never be a modelling agency with hundreds of models on our books, the majority of whom would never get meaningful work.
“HAUS looks for looks. Of course we do. But we also scout for personality, motivation, flexibility and an intense desire to excel at all aspects of modelling.”
Most of the agency’s models were seen stalking the runway at the much-hyped Fashfest and twilight market Hustle & Scout’s fashion parade.
Tim drags out the chains
QUEANBEYAN mayor Tim Overall says he’s looking forward to dusting off the silverfish when he slips into “the mayoral chains and assorted paraphernalia” for the first time.
He’s robing up as mayor for the period-costume Anniversary Ball at the Bicentennial Hall, celebrating the city’s 175th birthday on Saturday, September 28.
“The robes and regalia haven’t been formally worn for well over 20 years, so I guess it’s time to dust off the silverfish,” he jokes.
I am woman
AS if things weren’t already difficult for public servants in Canberra, imagine how the one responsible for cocking up Senator Michaelia Cash’s glass plate in front of the new minister’s office in Parliament House must be feeling.
The new sign cringingly describes her as the “Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Woman” – no help to PM Tony Abbott, given the sledging he’s had in recent days for naming only one woman, Julie Bishop, in his cabinet.
Kamahl, to be sure
AT a glittering charity dinner for Save the Children at the salubrious National Press Club, a number of fundraising “lucky” envelopes held the promise of an anaesthetising Kamahl double album.
You should be so lucky, right? Except the curiosity of the Irish ambassador Noel White and his wife Nessa Delaney, who’d not heard of the kaftaned singer, could not be denied and there was an unseemly scramble of willing dinner suits to present the innocent couple with a complimentary copy.
Tony sets the pace
AN eagle-eyed reader spotted Prime Minister Tony Abbott jogging around Lake Burley Griffin the other morning, with his two bodyguards struggling to keep up with the cracking pace… “particularly a fatter one, who was really lagging behind,” the reader unkindly reported. “Tony then stopped for a chat, telling us how good the ‘lavatories’ were around the lake!” As you do.
Bill arrives late
SHAME, shame, Tonia Liosatos! Queanbeyan Council’s otherwise fearsomely efficient communications co-ordinator released the Big Deal List of the city’s top 20 distinguished artistic identities, distilled from its 175 years of history, grandly saluting their contribution – and missed one!
No ordinary one, either, it was “CityNews” reviewer and Queanbeyan Arts School Cafe legend Bill Stephens (and family members Pat and Tim). How is this possible? Doubtless red-faced and ready to crawl under a rock, Tonia sent out the revised list with the explanation that “somehow [the Stephens] fell off the list I just sent”. Somehow?
Giulia comes home
WHAT’s with this? A CC deep throat reports that first-term Liberal MLA Giulia Jones, shadow minister for Multicultural Affairs diligently turns up at functions where she garners names and name cards of attendees and thoughtfully sends follow-up letters to their home addresses.
DT says: “The reaction of many of the recipients of the letters is to sheet home blame to the organisers of the functions for an abuse of privacy for passing on their home addresses to the shadow minister.”
It seems Ms Jones accesses the ACT electoral rolls for the home addresses.
One event organiser complains: “I copped it from diners, some of whom accused me of abusing their privacy, when nothing of the sort happened. Others, more accommodating, have described her as naïve and showing poor judgement.”
HERE’s some good news coming from bad news. Reader Steve Grigor, who is disabled and uses an electric scooter, was hit by a decelerating car in Belconnen. As he was carted off to hospital, he rang local repairman Anthony McDonald and asked him to fix the battered scooter, which took the brunt of the damage.
When our bruised reader emerged from hospital a few hours later, there was the scooter, fixed and good as new.
“These sorts of repairs can sometimes take weeks, but Anthony had worked flat out to fix it for me and come to the hospital with it so it would be ready as soon as I needed it… it was just outstanding,” he says.
- CC, poised for a relaxing massage to gently knead away the week’s anxieties, was startled when the burly male therapist discarded the sleepy soundtrack for a burst of Metallica – making for a restless hour of heavy metal!
- LOOKS like the Centenary of Canberra’s PR gal Anita Perkins, like the rest of us, is over it. Her latest press release is headed: “ACCESS ALL AREAS: CENTEANRY VOLLIES WANTED”.
- BUDGETING 1.01 from Treasurer Andrew Barr: “The Government will approach the 2014-15 Budget with a mindset of making measured spending announcements, which are offset to the fullest extent possible by responsible savings.”
- THE ACT Government’s Economic Development unit seems to have more money than sense, with the premium back page of the September issue of the local sports monthly “Play” dedicated to an advertisement showcasing its Canberra Stadium’s “2013 kick off schedule”, with every fixture played. Go figure.